By Dillon Carter
For those of you who have been waiting for George Zimmerman to get a little justice for the crap he has endured from the oh-so-tolerant Left since defending himself against a thug who would look like President Obama’s son, it has finally arrived.
Hollywood activist/director Spike Lee, who loves to remind people that America had a slavery issue 150 years ago, let his racism get a little out of hand during the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman trial, tweeting out to his followers at one point what he thought was Zimmerman’s address.
Only, the address he tweeted was the home of an elderly couple, David and Elaine McClain.
And now, they’re suing his ass.
According to the lawsuit, which was posted by The Smoking Gun, Lee “acted in a negligent, grossly negligent, reckless” manner when he tweeted the McClain’s address to his 240,000-plus followers at the time.
And what many of them tweeted back gives a good indication of what Lee’s motives were. According to the lawsuit, here are some of the responses to Lee’s tweet:
“I don’t give a f— what you think kill that Bitch HERE GO HIS ADDRESS, LET THE HUNGER GAMES BEGIN.”
“Y’all coming? Someone should burn that shit down.”
“Y’all know what to do!!! DEAD MAN WALKING!”
“Let’s get this bitch n***a!”
And so on.
Earlier, Lee and the McClain’s reached a $10,000 settlement, but that was for damages incurred before the Zimmerman trial ended in acquittal. Since then, the McClain’s say they have had to move out of their home, have endured sustained death threats, and had to go into hiding for a while.
Hence the new suit.
Lee’s attorneys have asked a federal judge to throw the suit out, arguing that their client has already settled. The McClain’s attorneys argue that their clients “suffered and continue to suffer mental anguish and distress. Plaintiffs suffered and continue to suffer anxiety and fear.”
Ten grand to Lee is nothing – and it’s nothing compared to what he cost this elderly couple. If there is any justice in the world, Lee will continue to be held responsible for his racist stupidity.
But clearly, there is a deeper element to this.
Elaine McClain has asked, “How would he handle this if someone did this to his mother?” It’s a fair question, considering that once upon a time, the same kind of vigilantism that he tried to inspire against Zimmerman was a constant threat to his ancestors.
And that is the problem with militant ideologues like Lee. It’s all about payback. They’re not interested in moving on. To them, there can be no forgiving – even though it has been generations since slavery stained American society. They want their pound of white flesh (Zimmerman wasn’t white, mind you, he was Hispanic, even though CNN tried to change his race to fit the militant Black narrative).
Spike Lee’s angry tweet and the anger expressed by many in his community – anger that is fed and amplified by an ideologue president – will never subside as long as they continue to view every situation through the lens of an 1850’s America, and teach their children to do the same.
Most Americans have tried to move on from that period. There have been constitutional amendments. Civil rights laws. Special preferences for minorities (which are not favored by most Americans). Affirmative Action. And still, guys like Lee and Obama won’t move on with the rest of us.
They still harbor scenes of separate drinking fountains for blacks and whites and conjure up images of backseat bus rides.
Losing this lawsuit and having to pay for doing something thoughtless will probably only intensify Lee’s belief that America is still racist and unfair.
That’s too bad because the reality is, hatred and stupidity know no color.